“You can’t go around building a better world for people”

For an explanation of what Weatherwax Wednesdays are all about, read the introduction post. This week’s Discworld quote comes from Witches Abroad, which is, among many other thing, a retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale. In the story, Granny Weatherwax and her companions are pitted against a more conventional fairy godmother, who is intent on scripting a happy ending for the characters. ‘We’re the other kind [of godmother],’ said Granny. ‘We’re the kind that gives people what they kn … [Read more...]

“Here I Am, Dressing up as Christ”

 C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity was the first apologetic work I read, and two elements immediately rang absolutely true to me.  The first is Lewis's defense of an absolute morality (a law written on the hearts of Men) that is neither evolutionarily or culturally contingent.I am mostly in agreement with Lewis's treatment of absolute morality (particularly his comment that the Law of Human Nature belongs, like mathematics to the class of real truths).  I have frequently found that the … [Read more...]